My opposing counsel in my crime victim case requested what I believe is a motion to modify my supbpoenas. If you would enter a quick chat Id appreciate it. The reason they gave is that it was my signature as petitioner appearing pro se and not a court officer. Unless I misheard, I was given ok by the judge to do that at the prehearing. She said because I was acting as my own attorney I could do that. The paralegal present did not object. I followed up with a phone call later and asked when to submit them to the court & she said to simply bring them to the hearing.
What's more disconcerting is that my opposing counsel said some attorney is representing a lot of my witnesses and informed her that he is advising them not to show up because of an invalid subpoena. She left the attorney's name out, but I believe this attorney I may have contacted to take my case for me and now is turning around and representing my witnesses. He is known for unethical behavior and has been barred before. My opposing counsel went on to say that the witnesses have conferred with one another.
Basically, I'm afraid they're trying to get together to not only talk about the subpoenas but protect the people who assaulted me and get their stories straight.
I called a clerk who asked a judge and said I have authorization to serve my own subpoenas but not sign them. Does the ruling of the judge at the pre-hearing override that when the opposing counsel did not object.
Also, maybe there's some middle ground. I'd like to keep my original subpoena intact. Can the judge issue an order of some sort to the witnesses compelling the adherence to the original subpoena, even though it had my signature instead of a court officer. Shoot, I was told I could issue my own.